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This thread deals with the devious & dubious role of former PM of J&K, Mr Ramchandra Kak during those tumultous years of 1940s, when J&K was at the crossroads of its future engagements & the big picture that was emerging in #India

#Jammu #Himachal #Kashmir #Accession #Dogra
As u all r aware that #JammuKashmir had 2 major parties viz National Conference headed by #SheikhAbdullah & Muslim Conference by #YusufShah.
RC Kak was the person who exploited the differences b/w them for the "God Knows what" benefit

#Kashmir #Jammu #Himachal
The major reason of rift among these larties was the #Lahore Declaration by #Muslim League in 1940. NC was secular by nature and had good equations with #Nehru and #Congress, while MC was communal & was completely in favour of acceeding with #Pakistan

#Jammu #Himachal #Kashmir
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#LongPost but #MustRead👇

#Indigenious People of #JammuKashmirLadakh - A perfect visual delight of culture and heritage of each region, so beautifully crafted by 2 young #Dogra Boys🤝- One belongs to #WestJammu in #POJK and another from #Samba Village.
VOD takes pride in sharing their artwork so that the world and nation see the ethnic diversity and amazing blend of culture in J&K.

🙏Arsalan Khan: A British-born Pahari who happens to be an artist. A Rajput (Gakhar) from West Jammu (now in POJK)
🙏Raja Sourav Singh Sarmal: Born in Dogra Ràjput in Simblna village of Samba district of J&K, currently an engineering student and preparing for UPSC. Working with Arsalan on various art on JK as his companion.
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Worship of Shiva Panchanan
by Dogra Hindu Ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh, Jammu, circa 1850-1870

Maharaja Ranbir Singh was a great Shiva devotee. He also got constructed Ranbireshwar temple which is one of the greatest Shiva temple of North India

#ShravanSomwar1 #ShaivismOfJammu
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Shiva Panchanan (Five faced Shiva) is depicted seated regally with Parvati - holding his attributes on a lotus bed within an elaborate gold dais under a golden jeweled domed pavilion.
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Dogra Hindu Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1830-85) stands respectfully in devotion to the Lord, also attended by Kartikeya and Ganesha

NOTE: In the original collection Maharaja Ranbir Singh was wrongly identified as Sikh Maharaja
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#Dogra Maharaja Ranbir Singh introduced Postal & Telecommuncation services in Jammu & Kashmir in 1887. A telegraph service was extended from Sialkot to Jammu and to Kashmir. A state wide network of post & telephone was estd when the services reached Gilgit & Skardu in 1882.
The services were further expanded under Maharaja Hari Singh in the 1930s. By 1944, 126 post offices were functioning in the state. A telephone trunk line was laid between Jammu & Suchetgarh on April 27, 1932 and another between Srinagar and Jammu on Oct 21, 1935.
Poonch & Baramulla were linked by a single line wire & exchange estd in Baramulla in 1940. Wireless stns were set up in Jammu, Nowshera, Rajouri, Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimber between 1930-34. The development of means of communication boosted trade & tourism in the state. #JKHistory
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The last Governor of #Gilgit was Brigadier Ghansara Singh Jamwal, r/o Raipur Bantalab, #Jammu
The brave Brigadier had stoically accepted the role of Governor on 1st August 1947 despite the known dangers of this position. #DograHistory #JK
When Pakistani raiders attacked J&K in Oct 1947, Major Brown and #Gilgit Scouts which he commanded, rose in revolt. More than a 1000 men surrounded the Governor’s house and Brigadier Ghansara Singh along with his men, including the driver and attendant put up a brave fight.
Raja Sultan Abdul Hamid DSP of Gilgit Baltistan joined Major Brown in his treachery and lead the Gilgit Police to the Governor’s house. Brig Ghansara Singh surrendered only after Maj Brown gave an ultimatum that all non Muslims in Gilgit Agency would be killed.
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On 16th March 1846, after the British annexed Punjab, they handed over the mountainous territory to the North of Punjab to Raja Gulab Singh. #Dogra Cheiftain Raja Gulab Singh paid the war indemnity owed by Lahore Court to the British in return.
#TreatyOfAmritsar #DograHistory
#MaharajaGulabSingh and his Dogra Generals like General Zorawar Singh, Gen Baj Singh, ADC Mehta Basti Ram extended the Dogra Sovereignty up to the Pamirs and Tibet.
The consolidation of territories which later became the State of Jammu Kashmir began under Dogra Maharaja Gulab Singh, and was held together and governed ably by the Dogra Dynasty up until 1947.
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